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10/24/2014 10:17:12 AM
Dunkirk Police working with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force are cracking down on heroin sales in the city and have made two arrests within 24 hours.  Police rounded up 36-year-old Yolando Maldonado-Classen around 9:30 am today on a warrant for criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree stemming from ...read more
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2014-10-24 08:43
Health officials confirm a patient test positive for Ebola in New York City. 33-year-old Dr. Craig Spencer works with Doctors Without Borders and recently returned to New York City from West Africa.  Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is little, if any, risk to the public. [audio:EbolaNYTookPrecautions.MP3]Cuomo-Little if any risk[/audio]The patient is being treated at Bellevue Hospital where ...read more
2014-10-24 08:24
Dunkirk Police have arrested a city man for allegedly holding up a store on East Fourth Street in Dunkirk Wednesday evening.  20-year-old Mario Castro Jr. has been charged with third degree robbery following the hold up at the Family Dollar Store.  He allegedly entered the store and demanded money from the employees while holding his hand in a sweatshirt pocket.  The employees compl...read more
2014-10-24 08:19
A 41-year-old Dunkirk man is facing charges after he allegedly sold quantities of heroin to agents of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force in the city.  Dunkirk Police and the Task Force picked up Raymond Santiago Rodriguez last night, charging him with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree.  Rodriguez...read more
2014-10-24 08:01
A total of 268 people attending two forums the PSC held in Fredonia yesterday on a proposed natural gas pipeline for the Dunkirk repowering project.  NRG Gas is proposing an 11.3 mile project while National Fuel Gas is proposing 9.5 mile route.  State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell were among the speakers at last night's session. Goodell says they need to get the projec...read more
2014-10-23 04:36
Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino says he wants another debate. Astorino says Thursday night's four-candidate debate in Buffalo was "informative and inadequate." He says the 56-minute debate gave each candidate a total of 12 minutes to speak and the sole televised forum in a gubernatorial election in his opinion is "an insult to this state and its voters."...read more
2014-10-23 04:30
A demolition crew had to tear down a nearly four-story apartment house in Jamestown after an overnight fire extensively damaged the vacant structure. Jamestown fire crews were called to the scene at 206 McKinley Avenue just before 3:00 AM. Fire Battalion Chief Sam Salemme says firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the condemned building... [audio:keithheavyflames.mp...read more
2014-10-23 04:22
A major obstacle to NRG Energy's Dunkirk repowering project has been cleared.  The State PSC has announced it has denied a request for a new hearing.  That's great news according State Senator Cathy Young, who has been spearheading the effort to get the project moving. [audio:youngwonderfulnews.mp3]Young-PSC will not hold another hearing[/audio] Earthjustice had requested the rehearing...read more
2014-10-23 01:42
Two Jamestown men are under arrest and one home has been condemned following raids on two alleged "Meth Houses" in the city of Jamestown last night.  Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force along with the State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team entered a home at the 607 Lafayette Street and found a significant amount of ...read more
2014-10-23 01:34
The SAFE Act and Central Police Services have been among the top issues in the race for Chautauqua County Sheriff.  Like his opponent, incumbent Democrat Joseph Gerace says he supports he opposes the SAFE Act and says he led the New York State Sheriff's Association to take a position opposing it. [audio:geraceledthechargetooppose.mp3]Gerace-Opposes SAFE Act[/audio]Gerace, who is seeking his...read more
2014-10-23 08:03
Chautauqua County lawmakers have approved a proposal to loan $2 million to the Industrial Development Agency to buy ConAgra's Carriage House facility in Dunkirk. The vote was unanimous.  County Executive Vince Horrigan says he's "very optimistic" that they'll have someone inside the 26 Talcott Street facility by the middle of next year. [audio:horriganIDAbond1.mp3]Horrigan-Lots of interest i...read more
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